Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.....

Nothing like a little Robert Browning poem to start of my post today.  So beautiful!

I am here with a super fast post....some of you may know that my little sister Beth is getting married very soon....and between wedding preparations, school tours for my son and some other things that are going on in my extended family my crafting time is very limited at the moment.  AND I miss it!!!!  But family always comes first so I am only crafting for the wedding currently with the hope of getting everything done in time!
Cross your fingers for me!!!!

So....thought I would share really quickly some photos of what I have been working on:

Table Reserves for the reception:

 I used some of the lovely gold tape from the first Papertrey Ink "Make it Market Kit" along the bottom of the tent. 

I also used some of the kit items to create a wedding card:

 Betsy had some lovely ideas on her blog for using the kit and I tried adding some gold embossing powder to the two feathers that I added to this card for my sister and new brother-in-law.  There wedding theme and colors are all about nature with greens, copper, gold, and cream along with sedums and various flowers and ferns. 

I think I need to do something more to make the sentiment pop more.  But if I run out of time this card will do just fine for them as I know they will love it and to be honest I am so busy I may not have time to make another!

Here are some of the many pictures I took at Beth's Bridal Shower.  I am trying to finish an album for her as part of her wedding gift:

This is my beautiful Mother Jackie with my sister Beth - the beautiful Bride-to-Be: 
She had just opened her gifts from my Mom and Dad which included this handkerchief that comes from my Great Grandmother who emigrated from Italy through Ellis Island.  We all choked up and I was so happy I got this photo! 
 My sisters Natalie and Diana did an incredible job with the decorations and the food!!!

 One of my favorite things that they did were these hanging sedum planters on fishing line coming down from the sky light!!!!  GORGEOUS!!!
 Veggies in dip inside baguette sections: 

 This is just one of the desserts that were served:

 My youngest sister Diana created this incredible tea bar because my sister Beth loves her herbal teas!:
The picture below is from left to right:  My mother Jackie, my youngest sister Diana, the bride-to-be Beth Ann and my older sister Natalie:

 And since I was doing all of the photography one of my sister's snapped this picture of Natalie and I.  We were born on January 12th and January 14th almost Irish twins - we missed it by 2 days.  We are often mistaken for each other though I think we look so different!   But what fun!!!
 And here are some of the girls gathered around our sweet Beth as the party was getting under way.   On the left is my oldest brother Tony's sweet girlfriend Gillian!  We are hoping she will be the next one to be a bride!!!!  :)
 My little sister Joanna and our friend Heidi are on the right side of Diana.  Joanna is Beth's wedding coordinator!  She is incredible!!!!

It was a beautiful day!!!!  My sisters are all so wonderfully artisitic and talented!!!!  I can't wait until we all bring everything we are creating for Beth and Jimmy together at the wedding!  It should be an incredibly beautiful event for them and all of us.  Not to mention a TON OF FUN! 

Well I really have to run now.....thanks for taking a look!  Marybeth I am still praying!!!!  GREAT BIG HUGS!!!!!!! 



  1. BEAUTIFUL Jill!! Everything from your table cards, wedding card, the shower decorations and all the yummy food!! I'm drooling over those scrumptious looking cupcakes!!! And what a gorgeous group of ladies. Your family is all so too ;)

  2. Oh Jill was so fun seeing the faces of your mother and sisters. You have a beautiful family......but I knew that before I saw the pictures. Oh my goodness everything I looks so elegant and beautiful. Love the veggies in the bread sure have some gorgeous projects as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at such a busy time. Hugs

  3. Oh, Jill! I absolutely LOVE your post! What a happy, blessed time for your family! Your photos totally made me smile, I am SO happy for all of you! The wedding shower was amazing! I tell you what, my jaw was hanging open at all the table decorations and food! The tea bar and the hanging sedum balls are mind boggling! And your card and table cards are stunning, too! LOVE how you used the PTI kit goodies! The thin line of gold foil and the gold embossing are gorgeous! Love, love the bit of gold you added to the feathers, too!

  4. The photos of you and your family are wonderful ! I know all of you are having so much fun!!! Your projects are beautiful ! Your mom looks like your sister, not your mom! She looks fabulous!!!

  5. Your card is FANTASTIC. Beautiful post from beginning to end. Have fun at the wedding. BLESSINGS to you and all of your family. Especially the bride and groom.


  6. Your card is gorgeous and elegant! And, all the family photos are fabulous...such a lovely family! The table decorations and food are pretty! A wonderful post...thank you for sharing! I see you are keeping very busy, but having lots of fun, too! Take care, hugs!

  7. Everything looked so beautiful. Love the hanging sedum planters. gorgeous idea. Also loved the tea bar. Ana

  8. What a fabulous post! I felt like we were there having fun with you! What a talented bunch you all are! The decorations were fabulous and the food looks so delicious. Most important are all the SMILES in the pictures. So glad the bride to be had a special day. You all look so much alike. I am one of 6 myself, and people always comment the same way. Your card is just perfect (love that sentiment) and she will love it. Enjoy the creating!!

  9. Wow...this was some party! Everything looked just perfect and so yummy.

  10. What a wonderful post Jill!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the reservation cards too, WOW! Your sister is so lucky to have such talented sisters to help with all the decorations! Your food table and hanging sedum balls are stunning! The bread pocket with veggies looks yummy, what a great idea! You have a beautiful family! Congrats to Beth and her new husband - wishing them many years of happiness! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Everything is so beautiful! What lucky girls you are to have each other. Cherish the moments!

  12. Hi Jill! what a wonderful wonderful post! Love the seating cards you are making for the wedding - and all the wonderful treats there at the shower - the ornament gardens and veggies in the baguettes are SO clever - and what a lovely family of girls you have! You all havesuch beautiful complexions!! Including your mum!! I'm sure this wedding will be one great celebration! (no wonder you have no time!)

  13. Your bridal shower for your niece looks amazing, all those fabulous platters and the decor too!
    Love the rich gold embossing on the cards, and the sweet sentiment for the happy couple.

  14. Oh Jill! My heart melted reading this post....Especially reading about your grandmother's handkerchief being passed down to your sister. I can see why everyone might have choked back a tear or two :) It reminded me of the sentimental gifts I got from my own grandmother just before our big day! I also loved all the pictures of the beautiful shower decor, the yummy food, and your lovely family! Such a sweet, heartwarming post. p.s. The Shatones sound so yummy!! And they sound so much like a dish we make, too! Very much looking forward to our first garden as well - spending lots of time at the local nurseries, doing research, as I am very much lacking a green thumb! :P

  15. Wow Jill! What a beautiful post! What a beautiful group of ladies! Looks like the shower was incredible! I love all the gold embossed detailed on the cards! Congrats to your sister!

  16. Oh wow, looks like a fun day! Those cool!!

  17. What a beautiful array of decorations and food, Jill! You have been a busy sister-of-the-bride with your gorgeous table sitting cards and Wedding card. Thank you for sharing all of your family look like your lovely Mom and sisters~gorgeous group of ladies! :-)

  18. Holy should go into the party planning business. This is such a wonderful spread. What lovely cards and place lovely and stylish!

  19. That was a beautiful day, indeed! I bet the wedding will go as planned; thanks to the whole family’s cooperation and those wedding knick knacks. Anyway, I want to hear more about the big day! Best wishes to Beth!

    Jo Crook

  20. OMGosh, what a GREAT time! Your creations are so GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors, the embossing, and the PERFECT sentiments! The party was AMAZING! LOVE all of the special touches!

  21. What a gorgeous family you have Jill and each of you so talented and loving!!!! Blessings, Rebecca


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